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Westminster Parties Challenged to Solve Brexit Problems with Single Market Membership

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The SNP has called on Westminster parties to “get real” about the problems of Brexit and warned that businesses are being hammered by “broken, Brexit Britain”.

A new survey has revealed the stark difficulties British businesses are facing since leaving the European Union.

The survey, by the British Chamber of Commerce, showed that two thirds of businesses (60%) have found trading with the EU more difficult, and that almost half (49%) of businesses disagree that the Brexit deal is helping them grow sales. 

Businesses have described the post-Brexit challenges as “ever-changing” and “onerous”, with the paperwork described as a “nightmare”.

Commenting, the SNP’s Europe and EU Accession spokesperson, Alyn Smith MP said:

“It’s time for the Westminster parties to get real about the problems of Brexit and deliver a solution that actually works for our businesses – whether that be membership of the Customs Union, Single Market or, ideally, full membership of the European Union.

“Scotland did not vote for Brexit, yet Scottish businesses are forced to pay the price for Westminster’s mistakes.

“Instead of being part of the world’s largest single market, Scottish businesses are faced with onerous red tape and endless paperwork, as highlighted by the British Chamber of Commerce’s latest survey of Brexit’s impact.

“Both the Tories and the pro-Brexit Labour party are ploughing ahead down this destructive path of Brexit red tape and shortages.

“Only the SNP will stand up for the people and businesses of Scotland – and has a clear plan for getting back into the European Union, as outlined in the Scottish Government’s ‘Building a New Scotland’ series.

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